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>> overnight, germany suffers its first fatality from ebola. the c.d.c. said it needs to rethink its approach to ebola. >> the u.s. plays host to military leaders from around the world as they plot a future plan to defeat isil. >> the vatican makes a doviest
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gesture towards the gay and diversed. >> he started screaming help help help help help. >> storms tear through it is south destroying homes. >> a u.n. worker who contracted ebola who died in germany, this as federal health officials are reevaluating their approach to keeping workers safe. >> the c.d.c. is under increased scrutiny. it will double down on training and oh look at how protective the gear is used. all this after a worker in dallas became the first american to contract the disease on u.s. soil. she has received a blood
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transfusion from dr. kent brantley, a survivor. how is that health worker doing? >> of course everyone is willing for her to pull through. she is in high spirits, according to her family priest, who said she is comfortable. dr. brantley, who was just here sunday, donating his plaza. he happened to live in nearby fort worth and his blood containing the ebola fighting antibodies are coursing through her veins. >> a special mask for the health care worker diagnosed with ebola at the catholic church that she attends. >> we pray for everyone who is affected by ebola. >> she was part of the medical team that cared for thomas eric duncan, who died last week. >> the pastor spoke to the
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family. >> reportedly dr. kent brantley donated blood, hoping his antibodies will help her fight off the disease. there are many questions about how the health care worker contracted ebola, even though she was wearing protective gear. >> we've got to figure out what happened, why was this person infected or exposed. i think they're looking at the donning of the suit or taking off, the intubation or dialysis. we need to figure this out quickly. health care workers critical. >> it was said there had been a breach in protocol, but monday, he said he was not implying it was the health care worker's fault. >> i feel awful that a health care worker became infected in the care of a patient. she was there trying to help the first patient survive. >> the c.d.c. wants to make sure
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hospitals are equipped to handle the ebola cries and will double down on training, including holding a session for five house health care professionals today. >> we have to rethink the way we treat infection control, because even single infection is significant. >> this health care worker remains in stable condition at the hospital. we are intentionally not naming her out of respect for her family's request for privacy. >> what kind of new procedures are now in place since this health care worker was infected? >> we know that workers inside this hospital are now watching carefully all of these protocols, watching for ways to improve them and doing that on the spot. also, they've been rescreened on how to take off and put on that protective gear, including doing
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it with a buddy, watching each other and make sure there are no gaps. also, the c.d.c. is considering spraying anyone who leaves the isolation united with an anti viral agent. >> thank you. >> a man who worked on a medical bolt off the coast of west africa is now held in strict isolation in kansas city, kansas. he was hospitalized after showing possible symptoms of ebola. while doctors say the patient that a low to moderate risk of having ebola, they are not taking any chances. >> he he's a suspect case. we don't know if he has it. i think overall, given that he hasn't worsened today, it would make me think maybe a low-risk patient for ebola, but we won't know until we get the tests back for sure. >> hospital officials hope to get the test results this afternoon. the patient has experienced stomach pains, vomiting and diarrhea, but no fever. there are many other disease that is fit those symptoms. >> a freelance cameraman
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recovering from ebola appears to be feeling better, tweeting monday for the first time since returning to the u.s. from liberia. back on twitter, feeling like i'm on the road to good health. will be posting thoughts this week. endless gratitude for the good vibes. >> a fundraising site says he faces $500,000 in medical bills. so far, the site has raised just under $48,000. >> let's turn to nick spicer now in berlin live for us this morning. good morning. reports this morning that a man infected with ebola died overnight in germany, what can you tell us about him? >> he he's a 56-year-old sudanese doctor who was working in liberia october 3, began feeling symptoms october 5 and flown out of line about her i can't to the former east germany last thursday and he succumbed to ebola in the early hours of tuesday.
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that makes him one of the several victims in europe who have died from ebola, notably two spanish priests passed away sparking fears and a political fire storm that in country. >> this isn't the first time since the outbreak that people have arrived with ebola in germany. what happened to those cases. >> one of them is still in treatment in frankfurt. he's a doctor from the uganda. however, another a medic from senegal has been released in hamburg. ebola has a fatality rate of 60% to 70% in this particular epidemic, so although the medics and doctors are getting very good medical care in germany, being sent to tropical and infectious disease units with vacuum sealed rooms, they're far from being out of danger, even though they're in a country with
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one of the best medical systems in the world. back to you. >> stay with us at 7:20, we'll speak a an expert on infection control. why she said health workers need to go back to basics to stop ebola from spreading. >> a series of bomb attacks in iraq's capital, 25 people were killed in mostly shia areas of baghdad. the attacks come a day after a strategic town has fallen to isil. we are live in washington this morning. president obama is set to meet with international military leaders, defense ministers from some 20 countries today. what do they hope to accomplish? >> there's a lot of coordination to be done, military coordination, political coordination, as well. the united states is carrying the lion's share of these airstrikes, about the within iraq and syria, of course, stephanie, but isil continues to
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make gains. we've seen the drama play out in northern syria, near the town of kobane. isil forces continue to press on in anbar province, a key area with major towns of fallujah and rimadi, pressing very close to baghdad are isil forces themselves. there's a great deal of urgency in this meeting being held. the president will attend along with military chiefs from 20 countries. >> including turkey expected to be at the meeting. >> right. >> washington announced that the country is giving the go ahead from isil strikes from its bases. turkey denied that. where's the disconnect? >> this has emerged as a sore point. turkey is vital, they share a long border with syria as we've seen. turkey has refused to join the
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coalition militarily. there was a dispute over the weekend about whether or not it has allowed the use of the massive nato base just 100 miles from the syrian border. so far, they have not, the turks, allowed coalition airplanes to launch airstrikes from this key base. it appeared on sunday, the national security advisor here in washington susan rice said the turks have agreed to do so. the turks are denying. talks are ongoing. >> coming up at 7:35, we'll see with former secretary of defense about isil's marsh through iraq, is baghdad they're goal? >> a new document is sparking heated debates at churches around the globe this morning. >> good morning, this is rather a striking departure from what we've heard over the years from
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the catholic church. >> it really is. this is the story. it seems to me that the whole world is talking about it this morning. what we have now is a new 12 page report. it was released late last night, written by a committee hand picked by the pope himself. it's the first major set of findings from a two week conference on family values going on in rome. the main theme can be summed up in one word, acceptance. >> a transformation taking place at the vatican, bishops meeting, talking openly and honestly about homosexuality. >> we must respect the dignity of every person, and the fact to be homosexual doesn't mean that this dignity must be not recognized and promoted. >> it's a dramatic shift in the way the church speaks about its same sex members. the bishops even going so far as to say homosexuals have gifts
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and qualities to offer the christian community. are we capable of welcoming these people, guaranteeing to them a further space in our communities? often they wish to encounter a church that offers them a welcoming home. sending a message of acceptance rather than condemnation, a message gay rights advocates have been waiting a long time to hear. >> the less bean gay clicks that i know are very happy. they are thinking that finally, they are hearing words of welcome into the church that they have wanted to hear for years and years. >> on the face of it, a welcome change for a community more used to church teachings that say gay acts are a sin. they still are in the eyes of the church, but pope francis is taking a gentler approach, famously saying once, who am i to judge, but not all share the pope's sentiment. critics blast the shift in tone, and call it a betrayal.
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>> you can expect lots more debate in the coming months if not years on the issue. there's more. adding to the theme of acceptance, the report called on the church to welcome unmarried couples and divorced members along with the children of those non-conventional families. 41 of the 200 bishops attending the conference objected to the report after it was read to them in full. it will now be discussed and modified over the weeks before a final version is released by the vatican. it is important to say we are a long way from a change in church doctrine. as george bush 41 once said, a kinder gentler america, this is a kinder gentler catholic church. >> mercy was another theme in a report. >> clergy abuse survivors and church leaders are standing together in minnesota, reaching a settlement in a long standing
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lawsuit. the church was not warned about an abusive priest. >> i have always wanted the same thing, and that's for the church to be a safe place for people and their families can come together and worship, without fear, and without pain. >> under the new protocols, each clergy member will sign a declaration stating he has not abused a minor. church leaders will not recommend a priest for active ministry if he's been credibly accused of sexual abuse. >> police in hong kong are using chain saws and sledgehammers to remove barricades set up by pro democracy protestors. it is the latest attempt to curb demonstrations that have didn'tled in recent days. activists still demand a fully democratic election in 2017. china insist the candidates be screened by beijing. >> it was a day of civil disobedience for protestors in st. louis.
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organizers dubbed it moral monday, holding several demonstrations over the shooting of michael brown. more than 50 were arrested at police headquarters. several area wall matters and a rally inside city hall. they even made a surprise appearance at monday's nfl game. joining us now live from st. louis is our own jennifer london. what happened last night at the game? >> in the fourth and final day of what was dubbed a weekend of resistance, protestors took to the streets and they took to the stadium. we received a tip from organizers that protestors were planning to do something during the monday night football game that was playing in st. louis. my producer david and i bought a ticket, we went into the game, into the stadium to see if we could find the protestors. we did in fact find the group of about 60 protestors way up high in the stands in an area that might be known as the nose bleed seats. we do have pictures that were posted on social media taken
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during the protestors when they started their demonstration. they first unfurled a huge banner that read "rams fans know on and off the field black lives matter." the group didn't stay in their seats for too long. they started to marsh throughout the stands, chanting loudly to make their message heard by as many fans at possible before meeting up with other protestors that had gathered outside the stadium. i did have a chance to speak with one of the organizer and asked him the strategy behind protesting at the football game. >> multiple events today going on. >> take this somewhere else. some is football! >> this is football. this is my home. >> this is my home, too, i live a block from here. you guys are disturbing the peace. the courthouse is down the road. >> how did this disrupt the game
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with you? >> i agree he with you. you're only going to get something done down at the courthouse. >> there were fans that were really bothered. this is not the place for protesting. the place for protesting is everywhere. if people are uncomfortable that means we're doing our jobs. >> we did speak with some fans at the football game who do support the protestors and welcome their message, even if it was delivered during monday night football. there were police inside the stadium that did follow the protestors as they marched through the stands, but never tried to stop them and didn't interfere in any way. >> live for us in st. louis, thank you so much. >> the death toll in india has reached 24 in the aftermath of a huge cyclone. across are working to restore power and find the missing along the southeast coast of india. damage is extensive with trees down. helicopters dropping food and waters to cut offer areas. >> the south in the u.s. cleaning up after heavy storms
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ripped through on monday. tornadoes spotted in illinois, florida and louisiana, a man in his 30's was killed when a storm came through little river county arkansas. in walker county, alabama, a 75-year-old woman died when a tree fell on her mobile home. >> i tried everything i could to get her out, but there was a tree on top of her. we lost a good lady in our community. she done everything she could to help people. >> volunteer firefighters were able to rescue shirley hicks' husband from that mobile home. he is being treated at a hospital. >> let's bring in nicole mitchell. these storms really doing serious damage. >> in fact, even yesterday morning at this time, remember, we were watching that squall line and if you have something potent in the morning, in the heat of the day, things fire up even more into the afternoon hours. this is some of the damage, looking at things strewn to the south. there were 13 reports of tornadoes, but over 200 of wind.
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they'll go through this damage and look is it in a straight line orbiting to find whether some of that damage was just straight line wind damage out of the squall line or actual tornadoes along all that. most of this is looking like wind damage, but there were tornadoes. here's the pings as it went through the oranges are wind. the reds are tornado reports that we already have and the line still on the move this morning. we have all those areas in red. we have a tornado watch still up in effect, but also, we're dealing with a lot of flooding this morning. this has dump add lot of rain and still the risk for severe weather, although not as widespread as yesterday, but the area in yellow, that's the risk. still highest for wind damage, but isolated tornadoes not out of the question. all this moisture will be on the move. eventually tomorrow, more of the east coast, but a very soggy stormy day for the south already this morning. >> nicole mitchell, thank you so much.
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>> rethinking the approach on ebola after a health care worker contracts the virus. >> now the c.d.c. looks to retrain thousands of health care professionals. up next, how one university is training nurses to handle similar infectious diseases. >> ending the rumors, kim jong-un reportedly makes his first public appearance in five weeks, but will the new pictures put the end to speculation of a power struggle in north korea. >> the coast guard saves five people stranded on rocks in the ocean. why this could be one of the groups last saved. >> 32,600,000,000 is the big number of the day. >> why the coast of ebola could climb dramatically. stay with us.
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>> today's big number is $32,600,000,000. that could be the economic toll if ebola continues to spread. >> the world bank projects in a worst case scenario we could see 200,000 cases by next year. >> a u.n. worker who contracted
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ebola while in liberia has died in germany. in the u.s., the centers for disease control is reevaluating its approach to containing ebola, doubling down on training for medical personnel. >> a health worker who contracted the virus in dallas has received a blood transfusion from ebola survivor dr. kent brantley. that worker was treating thomas eric duncan. the federal response to duncan's infection last man was said not to be fast enough. >> i would like everything to move maybe 24 hours quicker, but that's probably unrealistic. you do have federal, state, county, city, and a private organization you have to work with. i think definition is really important early on in the process. >> it is crucial he said that everyone works together in the first hours after an ebola infection is discovered. >> nurses are on the front line,
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many saying they have not been trained on how to handle the virus. an associate dean for research at the columbia school of nursing joins us. she is in an expert in infectious disease control. they initially said there was a breach of protocol. now they're rethinking protocol. what do you make of this? is the c.d.c. doing enough? >> well, we have to start and move quickly, but yeah, i think that it is a perfect storm, and part of the problem is that as you know, ebola patients lose about 5-10 lighters are fluid from their bodies every day which is very infectious and need one to one nursing care 24/7 approximately the nurses can't leave. they have to be in there gowned up with all the equipment. when i was a young nurse, i used to work on an infectious disease
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unit, and every patient that we went in to see, we had an anti room where we would put on the garb, go in an come back, take off the garb in the anti room and we had a partner outside the room called the clean person, who would help us double bag everything, get rid of everything and that's the kind of thing in a way we have to sort of go back to the future and make sure that the nurses know how to put the garb on and take it off, because taking it off is a time when it's very easy to get -- >> essentially you're saying there is nothing new. the c.d.c. said they're rethinking protocols. you're saying they just need to go back to basics. >> it's more infectious than some things weaver seen for a long time, so we need to be just very, very careful and health care workers are trained in personal protective equipment, but we don't have to use it that
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much for this serious a problem, so health care workers do need to be retrained, absolutely. next week at the javit center will be thousands of health care workers who will meet with tom frieden and with the head of the new york city department of health, and they will be shown, demonstrated again how to put it on and take it off, so it's basically not anything new, but just so very important now. >> can i ask you a quick question about whether the nursing shortage worldwide is playing into the world's response to ebola? >> well, certainly in africa, there's a huge, huge deficit of nurses and a huge deficit of trained nurses and in fact, we're working right now with several nursing schools in nairobi and in pretoria and other parts of africa to make sure that they know, the problem is they don't have the
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resources. they don't have gloves. they don't have the equipment they need, plus even if they have it, it's so hot, they can't leave the patients, because the patients are in constant need of care, so they need to get breaks every few hours. >> absolutely. all right. elaine, thank you so much for joining us, associate dean for research at the columbia university school of nursing. >> we'll speak he with a doctor live on the ground in liberia where the virus has claimed more than 2,000 lives. >> oscar pistorius back in court for a second day in his sentencing hearing. the court is trying to decide whether he should face prison time in the death of his girlfriend. prosecutors have been cross examining his manager. the prosecutor asked if he thought oscar pistorius was a victim in this trial. >> if you refer to specifically the opportunities currently that mr. pistorius don't have, i don't see mr. pistorius as a
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victim at all. he can only be blamed that for himself. >> last month, he was found guilty of culpable homicide, in this country considered manslaughter, in the death of reef stein. he faces up to 15 years in jail. >> puerto rico is under a hurricane watch and another storm could be headed for hawaii. >> lets bring in meteorologist nicole mitchell right now. >> as we get out this morning, this storm, we've been watching it for the last couple days. the hurricane is a category two, but just on the cusp of category three. i wouldn't be surprised if this is named a major hurricane. skirting to the north of the islands, that's good, the weaker side is on the south. still, you can see some rain. you can also see in the latter frames, there was banding on the radar, so starting to see an eye form up on this storm as it becomes more intense. this could be headed toward about her immediate da over the
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next few days. we also have another system well out into the ocean. this would be a hawaii impact for the weekend, but still definitely something to monitor, tropical storm ana. >> a surprise reappearance by north korean leader kim jong-un. is he trying to put rumors to rest with his first public appearance in weeks? >> president obama will meet with military leaders from 20 countries on the fight against isil. >> people outraged over the disappearance of dozens of students in mexico storm a government building and set it on fire. >> all of a sudden, i hear this loud pop, pop, pop pop pop, really loud and a ripping sound. we're looking around, trying to figure out what's going on. >> a plane forced to make an emergency landing as the cabin wall starts to fall apart. >> the kiss that cost two cops their jobs is one of the stories
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>> you're looking live at the capitol building in washington, d.c. if you're wondering, it is a $40 million restoration project aimed at restoring the dome built more than 150 years ago. good morning, welcome to al jazeera america. they worked at a federal nuclear facility, now some former employees say the government will not pay for the health problems it caused. >> new fallout in a new jersey town rocked by a hazing scandal, some football players have now lost their college football scholarships. we ask what's next for the community. >> gas prices hitting a low not seen in years. what's behind the drop and how long it could last. >> first, a look at our latest headlines this morning. a u.n. worker who contracted ebola in liberia has died in germany. this is the c.d.c. reevaluates protections for health care
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workers in this country. the holt worker infected in dallas has now received a blood transfusion from ebola survivor dr. kent brantley. >> protests that brought hong kong to a standstill dwindling in size, police removing the barricades set up by demonstrators. activists still demand the right to choose their own leaders for their next elections. >> military leaders from 20 countries will sit down with president obama a discuss the strategy against isil. we are joined now by a senior fellow at the center for american progress, he was assess isn't secretary of defense during the reagan administration joining us from washington this morning. thank you for your time. what do you think will happen at this meeting between the president and 20 defense ministers? >> i think two things, one, what each nation is willing to
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contribute to the fight, and then the other is what is the ultimate outcome. i think the real key is going to be syria. i think everybody agrees in iraq, everybody's on the same page, they don't want isil to continue to advance and they want a more inclusive iraqi government. the real problem is in syria, how quickly do you go from dealing with isil to assad, and what is the end game there. >> right. that's the big reason turkey has cited for not getting fully in the game here. a power player we have not talked about much is iran. how would it change the game if the u.s. partners with its military which we know is operating in iraq? >> it would have de facto alliance. john kerry at the u.n. mentioned iran as one of the people that were working with in iraq.
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it was the iranians that helped us get back the mosul dam and i'm sure if isil should get close to baghdad trying to take over the city, it would be the iranian kurdish force or the iranian trained shia militia's that would resist them if the iraq army is not quite up to it yet. >> analysts have said baghdad is not really as risk. a town that is at risk, kobane, the syrian kurds desperately fighting for that city. is it being sacrificed by the u.s.-led coalition because of political expediency? >> i don't think it's political. i think it's more strategic, as secretary kerry said, obviously we don't want to see innocent people slaughtered, but that is not our main objective. it is to diminish isil's ability to come back into iraq and to continue to advance in syria. it's one of these no-win type of
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situations, because the kurds want us to go after assad. they don't want to empower the syrian kurds, because they are aligned with a terrorist group in turkey. >> you mean the turks want us to go after assad and don't want us to arm turkish kurds. sir, thank you so much for your time. >> the pentagon says climate change is a global security threat. a report predicts as the climate changes, poverty and food shortages will rise, along with more risk of disease and terrorism. it calls on top leaders to think about climate change as they map future military strategy. >> in yemen, houthi fighters have seized a key port city. the rebels now control the airport, as well as the military base. they seized stockpiles of weapons and ammunition. the rebels are also setting up check points in another nearby
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city. >> israeli and palestinian leaders are react to go a vote by the british parliament. members voted to recognize palestine as a state, calling it a step towards securing a negotiated two state solution, but the vote is not binding on the british government. we are joined now from jerusalem, what are israeli and palestinian leaders saying about this vote? >> the israeli government hasn't really said much publicly. an official told us this is a non-binding notion but gives the impression that they don't have to negotiate the peace agreement. that undermines the prospects of reaching that resolution. similar statements we heard from the israeli embassy in london,
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which also called the motion premature called it the premature recognition of a palestinian statehood and said that should only come after direct and successful negotiations between israelis and palestinians. palestinians, however, palestinian officials have really welcomed this move and said it's a step in the right direction and that they were looking forward to more stems like these by more countries and said this motion corrects historical injusts that have denied palestinians their rights. >> sweden said it will formally recognize palestinian as a state, as well. is israel concern the tide is turning against it in europe? >> israel is concerned, whether it's actually says that in public statements or not, it is safe to say that the israeli government is concerned about this. it is concerned about the growing trend, maybe other european countries following suit, so there are fears, as
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well, that israel may get isolated by the international community, especially by traditional allies in europe, so there are concerns. as long as these emotions or shows of support are non-bind, they do not change the foreign policy of these european governments, like the case of the u.k. vote. israel feels somewhat relieved but is concerned and watching these moves very closely. >> thank you so much. >> he has been missing for more than a month, but north korean leader kim jong-un has resurfaced, at least that's what state media says. >> new picture show him out and about, smiling. with every more. these pictures are undated, which is kind of interesting here. how do we know they're new. >> we don't. that's the key point here. a little bit of background first. after appearing with his wife at a concert september 3, kim
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jong-un disappeared from public view for 40 days, fueling speculation worldwide that he was ill or perhaps had fallen victim to a coupe. now we're learning of the aforementioned photographs that have recently appeared in the daily newspaper showing a smiling kim giving "field guidance" at a residential area. he is either leaning on a contain or has a contain nearby in each photograph. before he dropped from sight, he could be seen limping in various public appearances. that combined with an expanding waist line has led to questions about whether the north korean leader has been attending to some sort of lower leg injury during his time out of sight. >> north korea has been a nuclear power, great interest in whether the leadership in that country is stable or not. >> it's been six months since the disappearance of 300 school
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girls in nigeria. in april, 276 girls were abducted by the boko haram rebel group in the northeastern bourno state. hundreds of parents held a demonstration demanding help from the government. may six, the leader of boko haram released a video saying he would sell the girls as slave brides. in a show of solidarity, first lady michelle obama joined the global campaign to release the girls. experts joined the search operation. china and israel offered assistance. on july 22, after three months of domestic and international pressure, nigerian president good luck jonathan finally met with the parents of the abducted girls. nigeria has said it knows where the girls are head but cannot rescue them today. it's not clear what happened to the girls. >> it looks like residents of
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catalonia will get their say on independence from spain. the head of the regional government announced this morning he will conduct a poll next month to gauge voter sentiment about secession. the regional government called off a non-binding referendum. >> a building goes up in flames after tempers flare over the disappearance of students in mexico. protestors in southern mexico charging military police with metal poles, storming the local congressional office, eventually torching much of the compound. this was the aftermath. most of the structure was destroyed, many of the protestors were teachers and classmates of those missing teens. 43 students vanished last month and are presumed dead after a clash with mole police. >> a nuclear waste site in washington state is one of the most contaminated in the
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country. some who work there say it made them sick. the government is supposed to pay for their health claims, but as we found out in an investigation, those benefits haven't been forthcoming. >> on the tiny family farm in terry's back yard, the baby animals help take his mind off the uncertainty of his own life. >> i have copd. i have cancer on the bottom of my lung. i have cancer back up here again. >> a few years ago, another tumor drove doctors to completely remove his stomach. >> it's hard to put on weight. >> he blames his illness on his contract work at a washington nuclear waste site, a federal facility that is the most contaminated nuclear waste site in the country. like many workers, he's fight to go get medical benefits from the government, but so far, he's had no luck. >> what do you worry about the
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most? >> leaving her. i won't know it. she will. >> $200 million is being spent in the ever observation expanding atomic government empire. >> it was key to the manhattan project, a top secret bomb making mission. the site generated millions of tons of solid waste and hundreds of billions of gallons of liquid waste until the last reactor shut down in the 1980's. detail worked there for nearly 30 years. >> you sure wondered what you were breathing in. >> now suffering from the lung disease, his priority is his health. recognizing the risk to the workers, in 2001, congress set up a fund that helps pay medical bills for qualified nuclear weapons employees who can prove
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a link between their job and illness. he applied for benefits. even with documentation from a doctor, the process, he says is designed to make people give up. >> it took me five years for my copd to get approved. they don't want to take care of you. they want to you die. >> the department of labor would not agree to an on camera interview but answered written questions, saying they have approved nearly half of the claims paying out $723 million. they also said on average, it takes only 166 days to get a decision, but that's not what we heard from the workers we spoke to, and a 2010 government accountability office assessment found the claims process took one to three years and for some, as many as seven. >> what would you say to the department of labor, the people that are looking at your future claims. >> if they sat down and talked to me like me and you are talking, they'd probably be like
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ok, totally understand. >> the challenge is proving his case. this denial said he didn't work there long enough to be covered. >> i try not to think about it. i think of all the best things, you know, even though i hurt or whatever, you know. >> how do you do that? >> i just try to put it, you know, not worry about it, just one day at a time. >> aljazeera, washington. >> tonight, part two of the investigation, looking into whistle blowers who say they lost their jobs for speaking out about problems at the site. that's tonight at 9:00 eastern. >> a dallas bound american airlines plate made an emergency landing after cabin wall panels broke loose. a passenger on the plane said he heard popping noises coming from outside the plane shortly after
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takeoff. >> like bowling balls were falling from the overhead bins. the last thing that happened is all the interior insulation started ripping out from the sides of the aircraft in the same row, both sides and up on the top. it was terrifying. we were all shouting for the flight crew, come look, you know, the walls are caving in. >> no one was hurt on the plane. the f.a.a. is working with the airline to determine exactly what went wrong. >> a daring rescue in oregon, the coast guard pulling eight people to safety. they got stuck on some rocks when a raging surf caught them by surprise. three of them tried to swim ashore and had to be plucked from the water. one suffered minor injuries. in an ironic twist, the base that launched that rescue chopper is slated to clothes next month due to budget cuts. >> let's look at other stories caughcaught in our global net.
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cosmonauts riding the capsule to the international space station cannot always bring their favorite foods onboard. those are not affected. what is affected is the care packages that oftentimes families give them, because of the russian ban on european cheeses, american chocolates. >> no french cheese in space? that's not fair. >> plea police officers in tan does a knee i can't lost their jobs over a picture of a kiss posted on line. it's because they were in uniform. apparently that's not ok. >> from southern california comes a picture of a mysterious
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travel, he used to speak with a british accent, but his temporary home was with two people that spoke spanish. i wonder if that would happen if we sent john to mexico. >> he would come back speaking spanish. >> friday night lites out for one people in new jersey. >> the team is dealing with a hazing scandal that has divided the town. >> deep in space, images captured by the hubble telescope. >> what the vikings left behind many centuries ago found again near a scott land church. why a treasure hunter is set to get a big payout. that is one of today's discoveries.
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>> time now for were you ever today's discoveries, a viking
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treasure trove found in southwest scotland, more than 100 objects, including solid gold and silver jewelry and arm bands. it's believed the objects were buried between the ninth and 10th centuries. >> they were found on land owned by the church of england. the person who found it is entitled to a reward. they are believed to be worth $1.5 million. >> new fallout for players involved in a football hazing scandal in new jersey. now, there are calls for the entire coaching staff to be fired. the situation has divided an entire community and could cost one student a higher education. >> the accused players were arrested over the weekend, and because they are between 15-17 years old, their names haven't been officially released. two website that is follow college recruiting say penn state revoked a scholarship for
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one player. as for the rest of the team, the school superintendent canceled the season after just three games. >> we decided to cancel our season based on the information provided that us that there were acts of harassment and bullying at a pervasive wide scale level that was generally tolerated by the athletes in that program. >> school officials are respond to go some parents that saying canceling the season is too harsh especially for the players who weren't involved. >> i understand the concern of the parents. they're looking out for their children. when you look at the community, that reaction is not reflective of the entire community. >> david is a councilman. thanks for joining us this morning. we've talked about but it is truly a friday night lites kind of town, everybody behind high school football there. you are saying the town needs to
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focus on healing. we saw the vigil on sunday. what's the mood there now? >> when it first broke, it was we had a big problem with rumors. the superintendent of schools, a new superintendent calmed things down by letting people know this is why it was so serious. if the allegations are true, terrific. that's why he canceled not just the one game but the rest of the season, but the people now have that pendulum has started to swing looking at what really has happened. is there a culture of this in the school system, and where do the people stand in this. healing is part of it, but there's still a lot of questions that have to be answered on this, too. >> did you agree with the superintendent when he canceled the season? >> 100%. >> now we're hearing that he is actually saying he is questions whether the football prom should continue at all after this. >> yes, i believe he said that
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because he thinks that and during their investigation, they may come up with more information that this is not just the season, but possibly a culture of this type of hazing. >> you talk about the hazing culture, do you think that the coaching staff should be held responsible here? there are calls few for the entire staff to resign. what do you think? >> i won't go that far yet, because the county prosecutor is still investigating. i do know the makeup of the locker room, where the offices are of the coaching staff, i am holding them responsible, but i'm not saying they should go yet. i think that it's a -- i think it's a question of further investigation, more questions and more answers, because there are more questions than answers right now. >> you said we need to put a program in place to make sure this doesn't happen again that that what do you think that would be? >> there was a coalition of
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different faiths, a city of churches, and they've started with that. my opinion is that is grand, except that this culture, this way of thinking starts at home, at the supper table with mom and dad, but also with the teachers. the teachers very good. it's a very good academic high school, which everyone seems to have missed. >> all right, thank you for joining us. >> thanks very much for having me. >> a 10-year-old boy is charged as an adult, accused of murdering a 90-year-old woman. he was visiting his grandfather in pennsylvania, who was reportedly taking care of the elderly woman and police say the woman yelled at the boy so he held a coin to her throat and punched her several times. >> washington, d.c. is now making a push to legalize marijuana and is using race instead of commerce to spur the
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debate. the aclu found black people were eight times more likely to be arrested poor marv manufactur use than white people. >> meteorologist nicole mitchell joins us. >> huge weather system, memphis near 80 the last couple days, 66 today. >> some remarkable images to show you from deep in space. the hubble telescope capturing a rare glimpse of a butterfly nebula. it's roughly 3800 light years away. the image depicts the death throes of a star. >> ahead in our next hour,
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voters in several states set to cast their ballots on whether to hike the minimum wage. how bigger paychecks could change the lives of people in alaska. >> pain at the pump easing as the price of oil falls to multi-year lows. just how long crude's slide will continue. republican hands to democratic hands >> with the senate and congress up for grabs... >> it's gonna be close >> these candidates will stop at nothing to get elected. >> iowa was never sent a woman to congress... >> i wanna squeal! >> i approved this message >> i need your help >> midterms, the series begins only on al jazeera america
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>> alaska, a state that depends on it's natural beauty >> we need to make sure that we have clean air >> some are living off natures bounty >> we're rich cause of all the resources we have... >> while others say they can't even afford health insurance >> the owners of this restaurant pay an extra $5.20 an hour to provide
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health insurance >> communities trying to cope i just keep putting one foot in front of the other >> what can people hope for come election day? an al jazeera america special report amererica votes 2014 5 days in alaska all this week >> going forward with a new approach, the cdc will rethink how it addresses the ebola outbreak at germany confronts its first ebola death. >> the fight against isil on the table as president obama meets with military leaders from around the world today. >> catholic leaders shifting their tone on divisive issues, a document calls on leaders to take a new stance on gay people
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and divorced couples. >> new photos of north korean leader kim jong-un. where has he been? >> welcome to al jazeera america. >> a u.n. worker in germany is the latest person to die from ebola. he died overnight while treated for the virus after being infected in liberia. >> the c.d.c. is rethinking its approach to handling ebola patients, looking at protective gear and doubling down on train forego medical personnel. >> now a health care worker infected in the u.s. has received a blood transfusion from an ebola survivor, dr. kent brantley. >> we do have team covering this morning. nick spicer will join us from berlin. we start in dallas. good morning. let's start with this infected worker. how is she doing this morning? >> good morning, stephanie. her condition is still stable and according to her family's
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priest, she is doing well, she's in high spirits and comfortable. and you say mentioned, dr. kent brantley, the first ebola survivor in the united states, who happens to live close to dallas in the neighboring city of fort worth was here sunday donating blood plasma. now his antibodies that fight ebola are coursing through her veins. inside this hospital, the c.d.c. is watching every treatment this woman receives, they are reviewing their protocols, particular looking at personal protective equipment worn by workers. they still do not know how this worker may have been in contact with ebola. >> what happened? why was this person exposed? they are looking at the donning off taking off of the garb, the in tubation or dialysis.
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we need to figure this out at quickly as possible, because health care workers critical. >> they are looking at putting workers together so when they prove the equipment, there is a second person watching what they are doing and the c.d.c. is considering spraying anyone leaving the unit with an anti viral. >> monday, the hospital in dallas held a town hall meeting with health care workers. later today, we'll hear from a nurse's union. what are they saying about treating patients with ebola? >> the hospital here, the c.e.o. met with workers and thanked them for what they're doing, reminding them the eyes of the nation is on this hospital and assured them this the c.d.c. is now watching and working with the hospital at every level. later this afternoon, the type of nursing association is hosting a panel in austin to address public concerns, talk about nurses, what they do in
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those situations when treating a patient with an infectious disease and to offer support for this health care worker. >> thank you. >> lets bring nick spicer in live from berlin now. a u.n. worker infected with ebola died in germany. is the hospital releasing details on him? >> yes, it is. we know he was a 56-year-old doctor from sudan, working in liberia, one of the three hardest hit african countries. he showed symptoms on the third of october, diagnosed as having ebola on the fifth, flown to germany last thursday and he succumbed to the disease in the early hours of tuesday morning. there are two other aid workers who are from africa who were working in the zone, which is struggling with ebola who are undergoing treatment in germany. there is a man from senegal who
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was being treated in hamburg, he was released and a doctor getting dreams in frankfurt right now and he is still in hospital. >> how equipped are the hospitals there for handle ebola-infected patients? >> well, the german government has responded to public fears by spelling out what it has already set up, and there is a network of hospitals that are specialized in tropical and infectious diseases. there are four airports equipped to deal with planes where the air crew decides that one of the passengers is symptomatic and flights coming in to germany will be rerouted to one airport, which has for instance special ambulances and special rooms in order that the virus for bacteria doesn't pop gate and there are 50 beds equipped to deal with patients who might have ebola, involving not just the beds, but airtight rooms and
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cleaning rooms and especially for the training that is really critical to stop the virus from spreading. >> the u.n. says 180,000 iraqi's have fled their home in anbar province, now i in need of food, blankets and medical supplies. >> a series of attacks hit baghdad overnight. the attacks come just a day after the town in anbar province fell into isil's hands. >> mike viqueira is in washington where defense leaders from 20 countries are set to meet later. the coalition is coming under criticism that it is not doing enough to fight isil. how are they looking to counter
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that? >> the situation in iraq growing more desperate by the hour. the president hosting this gathering, it is representatives from 20 countries, he's trying to get them all on the same page at least militarily as isil continues to make battlefield advances. >> a strategy session, as president obama plays host to 20 foreign military leaders from around the world president obama discuss the adjustment led coalition fight against isil. turkey will be on the agenda, coming on the heels of denial that it had agreed to let u.s. coalition forces use its bases for airstrikes. some say despite the denials, a deal has been reached but has details to work out. >> there is nothing threw on the air base apart from on going cooperation against terrorism. we have not reached any decisions yet. >> turkey did agree to allow its facilities to be used for the
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training of moderate syrian rebels and once again laid out demands for a safety zone to be established near the turkey-syria border. >> the talks with u.s. officials on the measures that will be taken against the islamic state in syria, including establishing a no fly zone and buffer zone will continue in the coming days. >> meanwhile, the battle for kobane rages on, with isil stepping up its attacks, using suicide bombers, while in iraq, the militants have taken a military base in anbar province abandoned by soldiers. that latest push by isil put them closer to baghdad, where there were three bombings in shia neighborhoods monday. no claim by isil for the attack, but it did take responsibility for another in the capitol. with some fearing the group could reach baghdad, sounded optimistic monday. >> i believe the capability is
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there to defend baghdad, so i think we're somewhat confident. we'll have to see what plays out in the coming days. >> even though the general said airstrikes are helping, he and others in the obama administration said it will not be enough in iraq or syria approximate. >> you heard the general say he's somewhat confident that iraqi forces can defend baghdad, a look warm endorsement at best. baghdad is on the precipice evidently, what role will iran have, how will they react, will they allow baghdad to fall. that is a big concern for policy makers here. >> this coalition meeting comes just a few weeks before mid term elections in the u.s. is that having an impact on washington's strategy against isil? >> so far, this is one of the
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rare instances in recent years where politics has stopped at the water's edge. there are no national issues driving these mid term elections. democrats stand to lose the senate and republicans are going to make gains. the thing for republicans is many leaders, including john boehner, the most senior representative in conditioning wants boots on the ground. he doesn't think the administration is going far enough. if baghdad were to fall or become seriously threatened by isil, then i think you'll see a lot of political attacks on the president, if that were to happen. >> mike viqueira for us in washington, thank you. >> turkish war planes overnight bombed kurdish p.k.k. rebels near the iraqi border. military officials say it was in response to sustained p.k.k. shelling at a military outpost. >> the turkish military said it has targeted p.k.k. positions within iraq, from positions just
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inside turkey. p.k.k. fighters have been attacking the turkish military border post-ology the border. the acting leader of the kurdish party, the p.k.k., essentially the peace process with turkey is over web says, over because of the turkish military build up along the border with iraq and syria and because the turkish government has taken a heavy-handed approach towards kurdish protestors. he's making reference to the protests across turkey last week that saw more than 31 people killed. because of that, the acting p.k.k. leader says he has moved fighting uniting back to turkey and it appears one unit is responsible for this attack on the turkish military border post. >> the airstrikes are the first from turkey since p.k.k. declared a ceasefire in marsh of 2013. >> for five weeks, the world has been wondering where is kim
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jong-un. the north korean leader was out of the public eye, sparking speculation. >> he may have resurfaced. we have that story. there's a lot of questions, as there always are with north korea over these pictures. >> these pictures lead you to believe that it's possible he resurfaced, new pictures appearing on various state-run media outlets. one key factor makes you wonder about the legitimacy of these photos. >> after appearing with his wife at a concert september 3, kim jong-un disappeared from view for 40 days, sparking speculation that he was ill or had fallen victim to a coup. now we've learned of photographers that appeared. no one knows when they were taken. the pictures show a smiling kim giving field guidance to officials as they survey a housing development. according to the korean central news agency, kim took necessary
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steps with loving care. kim jong-un may be taking every step with great care these days. it's interesting to note that kim is either leaning on a contain or has a contain nearby in each photograph. before he dropped from sight, he could be seen limping in various public appearances. that combined with his seemingly expanding waist line has led to questions about whether the north korean leader has been tending to a lower leg injury during his time out of sight. >> these pictures are undated, no way to tell if they were taken recently or a while ago. north korea has been a full fledged confirmed nuclear power, hence great interest on whether leadership in that country is stable or not. >> using sledgehammers and chain saws to bring protests to an end in hong kong, police have been breaking down barricades that have been standing for weeks, but pro democracy demonstrators still demand the right to choose
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their own candidates for the next election. we are joined from hong kong. we saw protestors bring much of hong kong to a standstill, but the numbers of dwindling. what are those demonstrators telling you now? >> the numbers are dwindling during the day, but at nighttime, the demonstration gains momentum. right now, we've got thousands of people behind me and in front of me with members of the public addressing the demonstration. there's no signs of retreat. instead, they are concentrating in one area. today, barricades were removed along queens way, a main thoroughfare, four or five lanes that access the central part of the c.b.d. in hong kong. they were cleared using chain saws and power device to say remove those structures. instead, everyone is back in this one side, there were no
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violent con translations today, no clashes. by the looks of what everyone is address be tonight, there is no sign that the students are going to retreat from the main demonstrating site in central hong kong. >> do you feel that the demonstrations have impacted china's positions on the elections? >> no, the hong kong executive has indicated strongly that there is no way the demonstrations will be considered by china. he said there is zero chance. tomorrow is a chief executive meeting, the legislative council meeting. it was postponed last week. its will resume tomorrow. it is right next to the demonstration site. everyone will be looking at whether or not they can get demands on the table for discussion to negotiate there way out of the stalemate which is in its third week. >> live from hong kong, thank you. >> back in this country, it was
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a day of civil disobedience, dubbed moral monday in st. louis, holding demonstrations over the shooting death of michael brown. more than 50 were arrested, including outside ferguson police headquarters and city hall. protestors made a statement at the monday night football game, unfurling a banner. >> the cleanup is underway after a line of heavy, heavy storms tore across the south and midwest monday. tornadoes spotted in illinois, florida and louisiana, one man was killed when the storm came through little river county arkansas. in walker county, alabama, an elderly woman died when a tree fell on her home. >> let's bring in nicole mitchell now with more on the severe weather. >> the severe side tapering down today, not saying there won't be any, just not as widespread. this is some of the damage out of louisiana.
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you can see not only things blowing around, but the heavy rain whipping. that was another element of all of this is a lot of flooding as this went by. the broad system now, and it's pretty widespread where we're getting that moisture, the north end of this, less severe weather, here to the side extending through the south. yesterday, as this went through, over 200 reports, almost all that have wind damage. those are the orange pings. the blues are hail and the reds tornadoes. you can see a smattering of those, as well and all that damage being cleaned up today. georgia getting the heavy rain right now. we not only have the severe watches, but widespread flooding again and the severe risk not as potent today, but still something we're definitely going to have to monitor as the system progresses. >> the vatican making a dramatic shift on the catholic church's stance on homosexuality and divers. we're breaking down the knew
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view on what it could mean for the future of the church. >> gaining control of a facility from guards and holding them hostage, the demands to set the guards free. >> one researcher getting an up close and personal view of a whale camping a nap. that video and others captured by citizen journalists, coming up.
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>> time now for the videos captured by our citizen journalists. crews were deplied on to a plane arriving in boston over ebola concerns. a passenger filmed the crew onboard the flight, which came from dubai after five passengers displayed flu-like symptoms. city officials said there appeared to be no ebola infection. >> clashes erupted in germ. this is inside a mask as israeli police use stun grenades to disperse crowds. there was a protest against jews visiting the holy site for the week long holiday.
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>> talk about a close encounter with a humpbacked whale. researcher captured this video of the sleeping animal. it was completely at peace in the water. why wouldn't he be? he's taking a nap. >> the catholic faithful this morning are reflecting on a vatican statement calling for compassion towards gays and divorced people. >> it doesn't change church doctrine for now but is the kind of shift that some catholics ever long waited for. >> this group of 200 bishops is showing unprecedented openness toward an issue the church has long considered controversial. >> we must respect the dignity of every person, and the fact to be homosexual doesn't mean that this dignity must be not recognized and promoted. >> homosexuality is an issue the
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bishops say need to be understood. the report says: >> gay rights advocates say the statement is a break through. >> they are happy, finally hearing words of welcome into the church that they have wanted to hear for years and years. >> the church teaches that homosexual tendencies are not sinful, but acts are. gay rights groups say some have been denied communion or fired from church for coming out for getting married. pope francis signaled a new tone toward momentum mow schoolty once comment be who am i to judge. the report has been boulevard, one group calling it one of the
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worst official documents drafted in church history and said those controlling it is 16 nod have betrayed catholic parents worldwide. the bishops will issue a final report next week. the gathering is unlikely to change church doctrine but is setting a tone and could lead to changes in catholicism throughout the world. >> it restated the church's position that marriage is between a man and woman and discussed other family issues. it called on pastor to say treat divorced catholics who have remarried with respect. >> we are joined now by father luke sweeney of the new york archdiocese. whether did the bishops mean with this statement, without denying the moral problems, it has to be noted that there are cases in which mutual aid to the
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point of sacrifice constitutes a precious support in the life of the partners. father, let's start with you. >> i think it's the church looking at the reality of the situation, while not glazing over problems in that the church is also saying that there's a lot that's authentic, the sacrifice, the support, the church needs to be about that, encouraging people on this journey of life. >> what do you think, patrick, about that statement? what does it mean? >> pope francis has talked about pastors smelling the sheets, he talks about clergymen and bishops finding out what life is really like. i think in each paragraph where the document talks about homosexuality, talking about same sex couples is always that qualification. while we he can't ignore this, i think that's still problematic. >> let's talk about that. the bishops are having this conversation. it has not changed church doctrine.
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gay sex is "intinesically disordered and act of great depravity according to church doctrine. this has not changed that. would you expect it to change? >> i am not expecting it from this 16 nod. pope france and bishops following after him are using much more compassionate language, much more outreach but at the same time, this is the 300-pound elephant in the room, that the catholic church is continuing to teach that same sex partnerships are not as good as opposite sex partnerships. i think that's the real nub of the matter in crucial ways. >> it's going to be thought
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through and we can embrace the persons and individuals, but don't always have to embrace their lifestyle or actions or choices that they make. >> could some argue that is a half measure, that there will still be people in the lbgt community that don't feel fully embraced by the catholic church. >> i can say that about myself on the one hand. i think the theological arguments are interesting and worth looking at. in the 1960's, the catholic church said we can recognize the good in other religions, even though we can't accept that it is fully as revealed as christianity is. they are saying there is good, but just not as good as this model of marriage that we're upholding. >> does this people have his finger on a pulse in society? it should be note that had 30 states have now legalized same-sex marriage.
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>> sure. i mean, this is a holy father who took the subways to work every day. obviously he does want and especially through the bishops and all the people that have come to the 16 nod, keep his finger on the pulse. we can never forget that the church is inviting people always, including them to encounter christ and then it will accompany people in this pilgrimage wimp passes through the cross. that will sometimes come up against the world. >> thank you both for your insights this morning. >> a landmark settlement between clergy, abuse survivors and the catholic church in minnesota. priests must sign declarations stating they have not abused minors. a minnesota judge dismissed a case accusing church leaders of failing to warn about an abusive priest. >> we're tracking two strong storms in the atlantic and
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pacific. nicole mitchell has more. >> we're going to start off with hurricane gonzalo. as it makes its way north of the virgin islands and puerto rico, that's a good thing, because the weaker side is more to the south, but definitely still having impact. you can see, the radar doesn't go all the way out. it's a sweep from land, you can only see so far, where the satellite is coming from space. you can start to see in the last bands, the surf at your, a portion of an eye wall that we have already within this storm. this is a strong category two, so just under a major hurricane opinion as it curves to the north towards about her immediate da, expected later today to become a category three storm. the other storm we had is a tropical storm right now, ana, but by the weekend could be approaching hawaii. back to you guys. >> thank you. >> the c.d.c. taking a hard look at how health officials deal with ebola after a health worker in dallas contracted the virus.
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the cities response in the wake of ebola. >> we're talking with one man who survived the virus. >> oil prices falling to multi-year lows at gas prices follow in crudes footsteps. just how low those prices may go as we head toward the holidays. >> several states across the country, weighing whether to raise the minimum age. we have the big difference people in alaska say a hike in pay could bring to their lives.
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>> a firsthand look at the
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a base jumper makes quite the entrance at a pool party in malaysia. oh, my goodness. >> north korean leader kim jong-un back in the public eye this morning, new pictures of kim have appeared in north korean state media showing him smiling and walking with a cane. he's been missing for more than a month. >> military leaders from 20 countries set to sit down with president obama to discuss the strategy against isil. it comes after a steady advance by the group in iraq. >> a u.n. worker who contracted ebola in liberia has died in germany. this as the c.d.c. reevaluates handling ebola patients in this country. the health worker infected in dallas has now received a blood transfusion from ebola survivor dr. kent brantley. >> two ebola cases have put dallas at the forefront of
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america's battle against ebola. dallas mayor mike rollings spoke with aljazeera about the way hit city has responded. >> before becoming mayor, mike rollings was c.e.o. of pizza hut. he's used to running large, complex organizations, but helping coordinate the response to ebola has been much more challenging than he imagined. >> we're anxious every day. i look at the reports about our monitoring of people and it's a concerning thing. >> thomas eric duncan was the first man diagnosed with ebola on american soil. the case raises numerous red flags about america's ebola containment plans. >> first of all, duncan was originally turned away from texas presbyterian hospital, despite reports he said he recently traveled to liberia. there were concerns of the quarantine of his girlfriend and their children, initially told at a stay inside their dallas
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apartment, which was filled with filthy linens, placing them at risk of exposure. >> how satisfied are you with the state and federal response to this? >> at the very beginning, i would have liked everything to mover maybe 24 hours quicker, but that's probably unrealistic. you do have when you think about it, federal, state, county, sit, and a private organization you have to work with. i think rural did he ever anything else is important early on in the process. >> a health care worker who treated duncan has tested positive for ebola. mayor rollings has been talking to other big city mayors about the lessons already learned in dallas. >> based on what you have seen play out here in dollars with the c.d.c., with state health officials, should this happen somewhere else in the u.s., are we adequately prepared for this? >> i think each of the
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organizations are adequately prepared. the trick part, tricky part is what we talked about before, is clarifying roles and responsibilities as a team and so everybody knows what play they're supposed to run to make shthing work. if there's a new place, that's what i would be coaching them on, that probably that first 12 hours, clarifying roles will help you move faster through the process. that's got to be done realtime. >> we're joined on the phone from mon recovery i can't by dr. ireland. he's an attending emergency room physician at j.f.k. medical center and an ebola survivor. doctor, what were the first systems you had? >> the first symptom i had, thank you for having me on the show -- the first symptom was a
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headache, a very, very bad headache. we were at a townhouse meeting at j.f.k. medical center and during that meeting, i had this terrible headache. i left the meeting and i went to a clinic, where i thought because i haven't eaten the entire day, i thought probably the headache was due to hunger. i had two sandwiches and rested on the sofa in the clinic. i heard my heart race, ok, like when i hook myself up to the monitor, the heartbeat was about 112-120 and my normal resting heart rate is between 69-72 beats per minute. then i new something was very, very wrong. that's when i took my temperature and i had a fever and i said this might be ebola.
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>> we know that you spent -- >> and then -- and then after that, i took some antimalarials and antibiotics. go ahead. >> dr. ireland, about your personal recovery, we know you spent three weeks in the hospital and just released about a week ago. what was that moment like when you walked out of the hospital that day? >> well, i mean, i always use this description, i felt like nelson mandela walking out of prison. it was a terrible, terrible experience. it was like hell in there so to speak, and walking out of that place, i felt privileged, i felt special. i felt that god has touched me sincerely, because i had a lot of dying people around me, and it was a terrible experience, and walking and you have that place, i can't describe the feeling. i felt wonderful.
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it was a beautiful feeling. >> are you back to treating ebola patients there in liberia? >> i started the treating process again. i do not have my full strength back yet. i still have bouts of fatigue and i'm right now in the process of starting getting ready to go back. in a couple of weeks, i will be restarting again. >> well, you are a brave man, doctor. thank you so much for joining us this morning. we're certainly glad that you are on your way to a full recovery. >> prison guards are held hostage at a jail in southern brazil now. 12 were taken captive during a prisoner uprising. images from brazilian t.v. show prisoners approximate knives and clubs, threatening the guards who they stripped neighborhood. they were working outside their cells when they overpowered the
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guards. >> tempers flare over the disappearance of 40 students in mexico. protestors in guerrero in southern mexico charging military police, storming the local congressional office and eventually torched much of the compound. >> this was the aftermath. most of the structure was destroyed. many of the protestors were actually teachers and classmates of those missing teens. 43 students vanished last month and are presumed dead after a clash with local police. >> no accusations of spying by moscow this morning. a report from cyber security firm claims russian hackers have been able to spy on nato, the ukrainian government and other sensitive targets. it said the hackers may be working with the russian government and they have exploited a flaw in windows operating system to get into foreign computer networks. other recent targets include a
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polish company. >> drop box is the latest victim of a hacking attack. logging details for 7 million drop box accounts have been captured by the hackers. drop box denies the hack, saying pass words were stone by a third party service. >> u.s., and british regulators are testing scenarios. they want to know how to prop up another big lender if it gets into trouble. >> this government building just across from the white house is where top american and british regulators have been meeting behind closed doors for what they call a war game. it comes six years after u.s. officials refused to save lehman brothers, setting off the biggest bankruptcy filing in u.s. history and triggering a word wild economic crisis. the regulators now have the tools to isolate another big bank collapse, and at minimal
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cost to the public. banes are now required to build up more of their own hard assets against in our outstanding loans and debts and need bankruptcy plans in place. bank executives are held personally responsible for reckless lending, even a few individuals behind the last meltdown have faced criminal charges. >> they got away with compensation packages, they got arm without sanction. maybe they weren't at the best table in society after that, but they were still at the best golf courses and on and on. that has to change. >> the international monetary fund warns of storm clouds ahead. if new financial bubbles suddenly burst. >> we're witnessing a return of risky behavior in marketing. asset valuations are at historically high levels, spreads and volatility are at all time lows, suggesting that there may be mispricing of risk.
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>> the financial sector says it's learned many lessons about becoming more responsible without what they call more burdensome regulations. >> it seems to me that a system that sort of relies on a game of cops and robbers is essentially bank result, morally bankrupt, but also bankrupt from a sort of efficiency perspective. >> titler regulations and oversight aren't policing a growing field of financial players who operate outside the official banking system. >> further worry is the migration of new market and liquidity risks outside the banking sector in what we call the shadow banking sector. >> at the moment, the danger of banks too big to fail or overshadowed by many banks too cautious to lend. here in the u.s., commercial deposits are pouring in, but the banks are playing it safe investing in government bonds instead of the riskier option providing easier credit to businesses and consumers.
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>> the economy lost nearly 9 million jobs at the height of the recession. >> french telecom operator has ditched attempt to buy t mobile, getting too much resistance, the third bidder to walk away from a deal with t mobile this year. sprint dropped its bid earlier this year. >> all this week, aljazeera america has looked at issues that impact voters in alaska. a ballot initiative would raise the minute muscle wage is the latest. we traveled the state to hear from voters. good morning. >> great to be here. >> let's talk about minimum wage. we understand that alaska is one of five states trying to battle to raise its minimum wage, but things work differently up there. >> absolutely. things are just a little bit different in the place called the last frontier. the total number of people
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affected by this ballot measure is 28,000. the workers who would get pay hikes over the last two years. a lot of things in alaska, this is a little bit different. a lot of people there count on hunting and fishing and foraging to put food on the table. in smaller villages, there just aren't many paying jobs. in one community that we visited, about 300 miles southwest offing a orage, there are just four full time jobs, paying nearly quite as much as the minimum wage, 50 cents higher than the federal minimum. traditional wages for work formula doesn't quite apply in these places. >> to me, poverty is not all about money. i feel like we're really rich because of all the resources we have. >> also something to remember, this is a state virtually without taxation and a state where the government sends residents and annual check, proceeds from the oil industry,
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a check that you getn alaska just for living there and breathing. >> we know there's higher prices across alaska. where are the minimum wage workers? >> in the bigger cities, you find the fast food jobs, hotel jobs, other service jobs. one woman spent most of her working life at the minimum wage and although makes more now working the counter at a fast food restaurant, she said she is just getting by, just barely. >> you have to do what you have to do. you know? >> but life could use an extra 75 cents an hour. >> yeah, that helps, too. that helps, too. >> great, great spirit. you have to do what you ever to do, she says. it seems like this will pass. most people in alaska support it. they live there and understand that people in that state have
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really high expenses and the wages probably need an at adjustment. we expect it will be approved by voters. >> alan, thank you so much. >> tune in tonight for more of alan's reporting from alaska airing at 8:30 and 11:30 p.m. eastern and tune in for five days of alaska. >> the pain at the pump easing a bit in recent weeks. we talk with an analyst about what's behind the drop and whether prices will continue to fall. >> ford adding hundreds of jobs at one of its factories. the project that has the company accelerating on the hiring front. >> it's time now for our big quote, one of this countries business icons offering up some wisdom on how to ever a successful company. "a business that makes nothing but money is a poor business." a hint, his company has been a driving force in america for
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>> who address business that makes nothing but money is a poor business? our big quote from henry ford, the man behind the automobile carrying his name. the company has henry ford founded in 1903 is hiring, ford hopes a new pickup truck made in the u.s.a. will generate big sales. >> bisi onile-ere is here. >> ford will be adding 850 new jobs at a plant just outside detroit. these workers will help make the aluminum f150 pickup truck. ford's president said these new hires will help new customer's demand. >> we have exceeded our goal of
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creating 12,000u.a.w. jobs in the united states by 2015. since 2011, we've created over 14,000 good-paying, middle class jobs right here in the heart of america. >> it's been a big year of hires for ford, which has added jobs at a plant near kansas city, in louisville, cleveland and chicago in just of the past couple months. combining the number of hourly jobs its added with the salaried workers blot onboard, the auto worker have added more than 20,000 employees in the past three years. analysts say the hiring blitz shows that the american auto industry continues to thrive, a turnaround helping drive michigan's economy. the industry took a major hit during the great recession in 2009, but today, vehicle sails for ford, chrysler and general motors have vastly improved. however, g.m. experienced some setbacks this year. the automakers ignition switch
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scandal linked oh over a dozen deaths and the toll continues to rise. general motor sales continue to be studied, improving despite its issues. >> thank you so much for joining us. >> from jobs in the auto industry to global oil prices, crude prices have fallen an estimated 20% since june. the news comes amid concerns about show economic growth. >> why a wrist between key players could be a good thing for the average consumer. >> on monday, the national average price gore a gallon of gas was $3.20, nearing its lowest level this year in part because the price of crude is down, roughly 20% from its june peak. fueling that are several factors, more supply caused by increased u.s. oil production along with less than expected demand from china and slower
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economic growth around the world. historically, opec countries would cut production to increase oil prices, but that's not happening would suggest the organization of the petroleum exporting countries is weakening. it was formed to protect the economic interest of its members by coordinating output and stabilizing prices. >> economists say there's a growing wrist within opec. >> iraq is lowering oil prices, saudi arabia is increasing oil production, is not acting as it has historically as a stabilizing force. what you're seeing now is a lot of discord amongst opec member countries. there isn't an incentive to cooperate together. >> saudi arabia, venezuela, iran and iraq are based on oil money. some countries are richer than others and can afford to sell at lower prices. saudi arabia is trying to
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protect market share, while other countries are crying foul. >> venezuela's calling for emergency meetings, because it desperately wants saudi arabia to cut oil production so prices will rise and it will help its own economy. >> just this month, saudi arabia lowered prices to asian countries by a dollar. iraq followed and slashed prices to its asian and european buyers by 65 cents. if opec's members keep operating out of synch, that could further push down oil prices, making your next drive even cheaper. aljazeera. >> a seen nor petroleum analyst for joins us. patrick, it's typical for gas price to drop in the fall. what else is going on to cause such a drastic dip in prices? >> you mentioned the seasonal factors that help push prices
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down in the fall. this year, it is helped by an increase in oil production as well as this looming disagreement amongst opec, will there abprice war? it is putting a tremendous downward trend on crude oil prices. we are looking at a realistic possibility that the national average for the first time since late 2010 will breach the $3 a gallon mark in the weeks ahead. we currently stand about 17 cents a gallon away from that. we are seeing nine states under $3. we think that's realistic for the national average by the mid or lately of november that we will see under $3 a gallon. >> of course drivers are going to love those prices. let's talk about the downside to these falling gas prices. will web paying for it in other ways down the road? >> that's one concern. what lower gas prices represents could be worrisome, that is an economic slow down or fears of
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such taking place in europe. will that spread to the u.s.? it's good news for retailers, who may see extra earnings because motorists have extra income to spend during holidays, but what it represents is indeed worrisome. >> we've had an increase in oil production here in the united states. how has that helped keep oil prices down? >> it's something rising in the background over the last five years or so. i think the market is finally digesting where we are with production nearing 9 million-barrels a day. we're talking almost double the production we saw earlier in the 2000s. this is the highest production that we've seen since 1985, so it really can't be understated however the united states has come in increasing its own domestic production. >> all right, patrick. thank you. >> falling more than 1,000 feet in the middle of kuala lampur.
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they surprised a pool party by jumping from the 34th floor into the middle of the festivities without a scratch. >> it looks like that would have hurt. >> let's get another check of the weather with our resident daredevil nicole mitchell. >> have you ever gone sky diving? >> not into a pool. >> of course this big trouble maker in the midsection of the country, we have more showers with a new system coming into the northwest. the southern end of this, this has been the severe side of everything, so watch for that threat, really through the southeast again today, wind the biggest potential, but eve seen isolated tornadoes, so watch for that. this continues to push up and down the east coast today and tomorrow with that rain. behind this, cooler air we've seen sink in. we've seen that right field in
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places like meemies, 80's the last couple days, 66 today. there's that side of this, as well. >> nice temperatures on that board. >> not too bad. >> thank you. >> tomorrow morning on aljazeera america, america votes, 2014, the kentucky senate race. mitch mcconnell took the stage last night debating allison grymes, the economy, the coal industry all on the table. we'll discuss the facts tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. >> that's it for us here in new york. >> coming up in just two minutes from doha, turkey launches airstrikes against the p.k.k. as military leaders from 20 nations come to washington for talks on fighting isil. >> a look at our images of the day, villagers in sumatra look on as spoke and ash spew into
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the sky. >> the volcano became act in september. >> we'll see you back here tomorrow at 7:00 a.m.
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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ welcome to the news hour, i'm darren jordan from doha. these are the top stories. the u.s. is to hold discussions on the progress of air strikes against isil as the fight for the syrian town of kobani continues. amnesty international accuses shia militias of war crimes in iraq. and